OREANDA-NEWS. Ukraine will not be able to withstand in a simultaneous war in Crimea and Donbass, so the peninsula should be returned in a different way. This statement was made by the Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of the country, Serhiy Kryvonos.

“We clearly understand that Ukraine cannot solve the problem by force at this stage. Because there are problems: this is, firstly, the war in Donbass. We will not be able to wage a war on two fronts, even legally returning our lands,” Kryvonos said.

In his opinion, the most reliable option for the return of Crimea is tougher sanctions against the Russian Federation. “We need to bring Russia with these sanctions to such a level that the question arises whether they will give up Crimea, or will be stripped naked,” Deputy Secretary explained. Thus, Kryvonos called the main task for Kiev an active cooperation with world leaders, before whom the question of strengthening sanctions against Russia will be raised.